by Emily Rodda
the final book of the trilogy – very satisfying and surprising – a perfect way for a quest to end
The third door, the wooden door is the one that has been calling Rye and now it is his time to go on the quest of his choosing. He went through the gold door, found Dirk and brought him home to Weld. He went through the silver door, found Sholto and brought him back to Weld too. But Weld is still in danger from the vicious skimmers and Rye cannot rest until he has found a way to undo this evil. Why is it something Weld must endure?
The land beyond the third door is so familiar – eerily so. Rye has to figure out what is going on and how Fell and Riverside are connected to his hometown. Just at the beginning of this leg of the journey Rye is separated from Sonia and his brothers. He loses his memory for a time, but Rye knows there is a mystery hiding behind the shadows and that all is not what it seems. He knows that something must be undone if his family and all the people he has met through his quest are going to survive and live without fear.
Reading The Third Door will have you thinking about families and stories, kindnesses and grudges, forgiveness and jealousy. How do we honor differences of opinion? What do you choose? What is important?